Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Technology Award Goes To...

When it comes to design and that special factor that makes a technology device a 'must buy' Apple clearly lead the way.

At the UK’s T3 technology magazine's annual awards, Apple won four of the top prizes, including gadget of the year for its iPod Touch. The votes were cast by 54,000 readers of the magazine and clearly separate the market icons from the also runs.

The touch-screen music and video iPod touch beat the Asus Eee Pc budget laptop, TomTom's GO 920 car navigation system, Sony's HDR-TG3 compact camcorder and six other devices for the prestigious award.

The lack of an ebook reader device or award may say something about the devices, the market, the fact that the Kindle is yet to reach these shores, or that the readers of this technology magazine are not ebook people, but their absence clearly shows that ebooks are off these consumers’ radars.

Full list of winners:
mGadget of the year: Apple iPod Touch
Best music gadget: Apple iPod Touch 32GB
Best imaging gadget: Nikon D60
Drop dead gorgeous: Audi R8
Best new media: BBC iPlayer
Gaming gadget: Nintendo's Wii Fit
Toy of the year: Guitar Hero, music video game
Commuter gadget: Apple iPhone
Gadget Candy: Apple MacBook Air
Retailer of the year:
Innovation of the year: Sony XEL-1 OLED television
Green gadget: Honda Civic Hybrid
Hi Def award: Sony PlayStation 3
Home gadget: Sky+ HD, digital television
Gadget you can't live without: TomTom GO 930

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